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February 9, 2014 (KAMPALA) – Kayanja Muhanga, the overall commander of Ugandan army (UPDF) operations in South Sudan has been promoted from a Colonel to Brigadier.

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Brig. Kayanja Muhanga who heads Uganda’s military operations in South Sudan (World Armies)

Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni last month appointed Muhanga as head of its military operations in the new nation.

The Ugandan army spokesperson, Lt. Col Paddy Ankunda confirmed the promotion of the ex-military police boss, saying he fully deserved it.

“The Task Force Commander, Zulu Task Force, in South Sudan formerly Colonel Kayanja Muhanga [has been] promoted to Brigadier,” Lt. Col. Ankunda said Sunday.

A close ally of South Sudan, Uganda is militarily involved alongside South Sudanese army (SPLA) as they try to gain full control of areas previously occupied by rebels loyal to its ex-vice president Riek Machar.

Both Uganda and South Sudan, at the behest of the latter, also signed a status of forces agreement, which allow legally, allows the UPDF to participate in the conflict.

Machar has demanded complete withdrawal of Ugandan forces from South Sudan, saying it was interfering in its internal matters.

The United States, despite earlier warning from the United Nations Security Council, on Friday called for the complete withdrawal of foreign troops operating in South Sudan.

Their involvement in the conflict, it says, contravenes the cessations of hostilities agreement signed by South Sudan’s warring parties in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia last month.

Intense fighting, which initially started in the capital, Juba spread to other parts of the country, killing over 1,000 people and displacing nearly a million.

(ST)

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  • 10 February 2014 11:18, by Bentiu son

    Whether you dictator Museveni like it or not,your cockroaches UPDF must leave our territory.Who wants those invaders at home? None! Only genocidal Dinka President Salva Kiir n his stooges which compose of yesmen/women,comedians,submissivers,crooks,traitors,n betrayers wanted as to shield their cowards tribe Dinka against Nuer tribe n defense blood regime from collapse.Fuck Dinkas

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    • 10 February 2014 13:48, by Tong dut

      This ugandan are here for fuel in south sudan,Museveni wants to loot all what is in south sudan,eg. Bor is the first place to be looted. Fuck ugandans in south Sudan.

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    • 10 February 2014 17:18, by Johndumo14

      The United Nations, the European Union and the Troika – US, UK and Norway.
      These world powers must leave African alone to handle their
      own problems!!
      These world powers want to dictate who who should be the next president in any African countries?
      T%he are sitting in London ,NY york and telling the African`s president do this,dob`t do that ,those days are over!!

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    • 10 February 2014 17:34, by Johndumo14

      The rebels are giving conditions after conditions,they are not serious about peace,they want Ugandan troops to withdraw
      so what can they do? To defeat the government so that they install Dr Riek Machar to the next s.sudan presidet? This is their dream? The more this war continue the more Nuer will suffer,because most of rebels are from nuer,generals,rebels army,all leaders are from Nuer,tribolism

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    • 10 February 2014 19:28, by axle

      Bentiu son you’re pathetic writing nonsense as usual and reasoning like a kid.

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    • 10 February 2014 20:28, by Dinka-Defender-General

      Ugandan soldiers are here to help brothers along way to fight off money lover Machar and his soldiers. Machar should be counsel by James Hoth Mai. Loyal and honorable leader. Mai is the only nuer will always admire him no matter what. He knows what leader is made of.Benitu Son is money lover as well. Go to heal with your leader Machar. Who are you going to rule? Machar will die trying to ....

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      • 11 February 2014 05:36, by Bentiu son

        Dinka-Dependcy-General,yes,since coward Dinkas fear Nuer warriors to death,your paramount Dinka Chief Kiir Mayardit has got No choice to protect you from Nuer revenge whom he had massacred in Juba n to rescue his Dinka brutal Kingdom from collapsing.Hence,that is why the current situation forced him to called for allies against Nuer warriors like UPDF,M23,JEM,SRF N SPLA-N.Kuol Manyang say ’’was it

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        • 11 February 2014 05:45, by Bentiu son

          not UPDF soldiers involvement,than Dr Machar wont had drank his coffee in Juba earlier’’. He say involvement of foreign troops is necessary because SPLA are very weak to face Nuer White Army n Dr Machar gallantry forces who fight back harder.Kuol Manyang statement seconded Dr Machar statement where he say without Ugandan Army involvement,the uprising would had overthrown Salva Kiir from his Pres

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    • 11 February 2014 01:22, by Johndumo14

      Dr Riek Mqachar must understand that those governments jobs ,
      like ministers,presidents,vice presidents,are not permenant.When you are not doing your job right,the perliment has right to fire you,without any complains.
      You DR Riek Machar is showing a wrong example to our people,means any body from the top government position,when fired must rebeled or join rebellion,this is wrong!!

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  • 10 February 2014 11:28, by Juma El-Saidi.

    This is what the Ugandan government wants,
    People are dying and with them they are happy promoting their commanders at the expenses of the poor south sudanese.
    Am shocked with the deployment of the Ugandan troops within South Sudan teritories considering the atrocities that they have committed here in S.Sudan.
    Museveni should be held responsible with his counter Mr. Salva Kiir.
    Am sorry sorry inde

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  • 10 February 2014 11:31, by Ankh

    ICC list is getting longer. Promoted to oversee the massacre of Nuer in the name of stability.

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    • 10 February 2014 19:26, by axle

      Ankh you’re pathetic just like bentiu son. You think the Nuer that killed thousands of dinkas in hospitals should be ignored. Those butcher-men that you support should be the first ones to face justice. Get a grip on yourself and say somethin sensible for once. Otherwise you make this a forum of dimwits.

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  • 10 February 2014 11:37, by Marco Bul

    Bring back your asses and UPDF will withdraw.The more you stubbornly hold on the more AU forces will be unleashed on enemies of peace

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    • 10 February 2014 19:38, by axle

      You make alot of sense Marco Bul.

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  • 10 February 2014 13:32, by petro mathou

    congratulations to Kayanja,good work and loyalty pays. Riek will impersonate your good work if he is wise.

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  • 10 February 2014 15:02, by philipdit wol

    Congratulation commander incharge well, done you are awarded for that great role you played to protects our people.

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